Cheon Seong Gyeong: Episode 428
Cheon Seong Gyeong Book 13: Peace Messages
Chapter 3: True Parents and the Era of Cheon Il Guk
Section 3: The Providence of the Cheon Il Guk Era, 22-32
(22) On this occasion, which has that unique significance, my wife and I celebrated our coronation and golden wedding anniversary and successfully held the Round Ball Peace Cup Cain-Abel Cosmic Harmony Tournament for thirteen days starting on April 21. Someday this will be a festival of peace for all humanity, surpassing even the Olympics. The Atletico Sorocaba football club from Brazil contributed greatly to this first tournament. They set aside everything else to come here at True Parents' invitation. Sorocaba won the 2008 FA Cup championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During this short visit to Asia, they played against four teams, representing North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and China. They displayed an excellent standard of skill and demonstrated the soul of Latin American football. Would you please give a warm round of applause to encourage the Sorocaba team!
(23) You are now living in the age of blessed marriage and its fruits. The kingdom of heaven on earth, God’s ideal of creation, is being established before your eyes. I have dedicated my life of more than eighty years to Heaven alone. It has been a lonely path, stained with blood, sweat, and tears. Yet now it is bearing mature fruit for the sake of the world's 6.5 billion people. From the spirit world, the founders of the world’s religions, tens of thousands of saints, and your own good ancestors are watching your every move. They will punish you a hundred-fold if you stray from the heavenly path.
The declaration of the Revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven
(24) I have declared this year, 2007, a jubilee year in God's providence. God has greatly blessed this holy year. It is a jubilee year, the likes of which God and humankind have never experienced in thousands of years of history. God's heart has been in pain throughout history because humanity has been imprisoned under Satan's dominion. Humanity endured oppression under the sovereignty of evil throughout the Era before the Coming of Heaven. That time finally has come to an end! Beginning this year, the gates to the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven are open wide. We are ushering in the time of a new sovereignty of goodness, in which humanity can serve and attend God as the Central Being. Without your being aware of it, Heaven's providence has expanded in extraordinary ways. Now ambassadors for peace in 185 nations, numbering in the tens of thousands, have received my teachings and are working day and night in response to a special decree of God.
(25) Ladies and gentlemen, because I have spent my life discovering and disclosing the crimes of Satan, it was inevitable that I would face persecution. At times the intensity of my suffering was utterly beyond words. Now, however, I am victorious over all obstacles. I can, therefore, declare the Era after the Coming of Heaven, the age when the power of Heaven becomes manifest. On this foundation, I am building a worldwide Abel-realm that brings together religions and nations, representing 78 percent of the world’s population. To create a corresponding worldwide Cain-realm, I am bringing together all those born with the Mongolian birthmark, which includes some 74 percent of the world’s population.
(26) Now, these two, the worldwide Abel-realm and the worldwide Cain-realm, have to become one and unite with the Universal Peace Federation, which has been initiated as the Abel sovereignty. To establish the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world, we have to transcend religious affiliation and nationality and remove all blockages between entities such as nations. I would like to emphasize that this is the only way humankind will be able to achieve the original ideal of creation. It is our destiny to fulfill this responsibility. By doing so, we will establish the original right of ownership lost through the Fall of Adam and Eve.
(27) Ladies and gentlemen, by virtue of Rev. Moon’s devotion to the path of Heaven throughout the more than eighty years of his life, a new world is emerging. On this foundation of victory, I have proclaimed the Revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. We are now living in the age of heavenly fortune, an age in which all people can be liberated and delivered from the quagmire of sin. It is the era in which we can establish the world of freedom and happiness, the ideal world as originally envisioned at the time of the Creation.
(28) There are several clear reasons why Heaven designated the person standing before you, Rev. Moon, as the True Parent of humankind and thereby opened up a new era. First, I have succeeded in practicing the way of living for the sake of others. That is, throughout my life, I have practiced the values of true love, emerged triumphant, and offered that triumph to humanity. All people are born to live for the sake of others. However, because of the ignorance that resulted from the Fall, people practice the complete opposite—selfish individualism. I revealed this truth of Heaven and have imparted this knowledge to humankind for the first time in history. God is completely aware of the journey my life has taken, through thick and thin.
(29) Second, I have dedicated my life to overcome all obstacles and lay a victorious foundation. Through the education provided by the actual practice of true love, I have fulfilled all the conditions necessary to recover and establish the parent-child relationship between God and humankind. I have opened the way for human beings, who became the children of the adulterer Satan, the enemy of love, and who have lived as slaves to false love, false life, and false lineage, to be reborn and resurrected into the true lineage of God, the source of true love. In other words, I have opened wide the path for people to reach full spiritual maturity as individuals and to establish true families, tribes, peoples and nations, and a true world through leading lives of true love.
Our mission in the Era after the Coming of Heaven
(30) The Era after the Coming of Heaven that God and True Parents have begun is a time of dramatic change. You have the mission to make this era blossom and bear fruit in blessing and glory. I have said that in this age, we have to recover the true lineage that was lost when Adam fell by receiving the marriage Blessing through the True Parents. The providence of the marriage Blessing should be perfected in five stages, that of the individual, family, tribe, people, and nation.
(31) You are now advancing into the era of liberation and complete inner freedom, which is the providential era of the fourth Adam's realm of heart, that is, the Revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven. Through restoration through indemnity, we have passed through the Era before the Coming of Heaven, consisting of the Old, New, and Completed Testament ages, and into a time when metaphorically speaking, the sun is directly overhead, and no shadow is cast. The present time corresponds to the era prior to Adam's Fall, the era of building the original ideal world. It refers to the era of true love that is all-encompassing, all-powerful, and of overall authority. It is the realm of heart in which the spirit world and the physical world are bound together as a unified realm centering on the True Parents, the King and Queen of Peace. In other words, it is the era of the kingdom of peace and unity in heaven and on earth.
(32) I have explained that within the realm of God’s grace through the True Parents, the way is prepared for all people to change their lineage through the holy wine ceremony, to receive the Holy Blessing, and to establish true families. The ultimate way to establish a peaceful, ideal world here on earth is to perfect a life that embraces absoluteness in the marriage relationship through the cross-cultural marriage Blessing. The cross-cultural Blessing is the grace by which you inherit Heaven's lineage. You have come to know clearly that God has called you to the mission of teaching these things without fail. As an heir and actual representative of the True Parents, you now have to move beyond your concepts and level of awareness to fulfill the responsibility to which you have been called.